In Memory of Jeff Jones
Five-Round Swiss Tournament
Friday, February 14 – Sunday, February 16th, 2020
Talley Student Union

Talley Student Union, Coastal Ballroom

2610 Cates Avenue, Raleigh NC 27606

Amenities include free wi-fi, multiple restaurants, a Starbucks, and a convenience store inside the building. Many more restaurants are located three minutes away on Hillsborough Street. Free parking in Coliseum deck one block from the venue.

General Information

Organized by Jeff Jones, the original Big Enchilada was a staple of chess in the triangle area for the three years it ran (2012-2014). We are bringing it back and hosting it on NC State's campus in downtown Raleigh.

Please bring your own equipment.


$4,000 Guaranteed Prize Fund!




1st Place $800
2nd Place $400
3rd Place $200
1st U2000 $150
2nd U2000 $100


1st Place $600
2nd Place $300
3rd Place $150
1st U1600 $125
2nd U1600 $100


1st Place $500
2nd Place $250
3rd Place $100
1st U1200 $125
2nd U1200 $100
Round 1 (3-Day Option) Fri. 7:30 PM G/120;d5
Round 1 (2-Day Option) Sat. 10:00 AM G/90;d5
Round 2 (Merged) Sat. 2:00 PM G/120;d5
Round 3 Sat. 7:00 PM -
Round 4 Sun. 10:00 AM -
Round 5 Sun. 2:30 PM -
Two half-point byes allowed (Request before round 2)


Entry Fee

  • Registration opens November 1st, 2019
  • $79 early bird fee by January 14th, 2020
  • $89 by February 9th, 2020
  • $99 after or on-site
  • $45 re-entry
  • Free for IMs and GMs (fee deducted from prize)

Online Entry

Click Here

Recommended Hotel

DoubleTree by Hilton, 1707 Hillsborough St. Raleigh NC 27605

Chess Rate $129/$129

Reserve Early!

Mark Biernacki (704)-591-1661
Henry Hopson